Major

MAJOR PROGRAM

(67 credits)

Students enter the Major program in U1, which is the first year of a three-year degree (for students from CEGEP) or the second year of a four-year degree (for students entering directly from high school).  The Major is more specialized than the Liberal Program, and it provides a stronger core content of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology, along with more concentrated training in anatomy and cell biology.  The program includes 24 credits of upper-level Complementary Courses, which allows students to stream their courses according to particular subjects of interest among the various areas of Anatomy & Cell Biology and related biomedical sciences. 

The full program description can be found in the eCalendar:  

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Anatomy and Cell Biology

Be sure to review this information carefully!  It is your responsibility to ensure that you're meeting the requirements of your program.

The program plan below is recommended and will allow you to complete the Major program in three years. It may be possible to change the order in which you complete some of your requirements, in consultation with the ACB program advisor.

You can use the PDF icon ACB Major Program form to keep track of your progress during your degree. Bring or email a copy of your updated form when you go for program advising.


U1 Required Courses

ANAT 212 Molec Mechanisms of Cell Funct 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ANAT 261 Intro to Dynamic Histology 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ANAT 262 Intro Molecular &Cell Biol 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BIOL 200 Molecular Biology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BIOL 202 Basic Genetics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CHEM 212 Intro Organic Chemistry 1 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

* Students who have an exemption from CHEM 212 from CEGEP will replace these credits with electives and can also take CHEM 222 in U1


U2 Required Courses

ANAT 214 Systemic Human Anatomy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BIOL 301 Cell and Molecular Laboratory 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CHEM 222 Intro Organic Chemistry 2 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MIMM 214 Intro Immun: Elem of Immunity 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

One introductory statistics class:

MATH 203 Principles of Statistics 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OR

PSYC 204 Intro to Psychological Stats 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OR

BIOL 373 Biometry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

* BIOL 301, MIMM 214 and statistics can also be completed in U3

** Statistics can also be completed during the Summer semester

*** Students who have an exemption from statistics/CHEM 222 from CEGEP or other advanced standing will replace these credits with electives


Complementary Courses

At least 6 credits of Complementary Courses (from either the AAC or BOC lists) must be at the 400-level or above. 

12 credits of Advanced Anatomy Courses (AACs)

Selected from:

ANAT 314 Human Musculoskeletal Anatomy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ANAT 321 Circuitry of the Human Brain 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ANAT 322 Neuroendocrinology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ANAT 365 Cellular Trafficking 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ANAT 381 Experimental Embryology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ANAT 416 Dev., Disease and Regeneration 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ANAT 458 Membranes & Cellular Signaling 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ANAT 514 Adv Human Anatomy Laboratory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ANAT 541 Cell & Mol Biology of Aging 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ANAT 542 TEM of Biological Samples 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ANAT 565 Diseases-Membrane Trafficking 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

NEUR 310 Cellular Neurobiology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

12 credits of Biologically Oriented Courses (BOCs)

Selected from the approved BOC list in the program description:

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Anatomy and Cell Biology

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